Hello, my name is Celia Gardner. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and Wisconsin. I have a Masters Degree in Counseling, having graduated from Webster University in 2004. I am also a National Certified Counselor. I've been in the counseling field for 16 years, working in a variety of settings and with different age groups. A specific area of interest for me is working with adolescents and women, although I also have experience working with men and couples struggling to salvage their marriage. I have training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Informed Care and Adoption Competency. Additional areas of expertise include anger management and treatment for men (and women) who use violence in interpersonal relationships.
I recognize one of the most difficult things for someone going through depression, anxiety or history of trauma is to make that first move for help. Once that first step is taken, the next steps come a little bit easier.
I believe 80% of an individual's success in therapy is based on their relationship with the counselor. In my experience, I have been able to gain clients' trust and comfort level to enable a positive relationship and the ability to delve into their life's challenges.
I'm happy to answer any questions you may have to help make a decision on a counselor.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 61185
WI LPC 4304-125
I love having our weekly sessions I find them very helpful dealing with my mental health.
Written on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Celia for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management
Celia is a fantastic therapist. First and foremost, she listens very well and takes notes throughout the sessions you know she is paying attention. She's also very nonjudgemental, and takes feedback really well. You can speak your mind without having to worry about who's listening, which is one of the marks of a great therapist. I highly recommend her.
Written on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with Celia for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
Celia is very professional, she really cares and listens to all of your concerns and will work with you in regards of schedule to help you the best.
Written on Apr 16, 2021 after therapy with Celia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
She’s honestly the best! Nonjudgmental and compassionate, I adore her.
Written on Apr 14, 2021 after therapy with Celia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem
Celia is fantastic - she’s warm and kind and inquisitive in a way that puts you at ease. Highly recommend!
Written on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Celia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Celia has helped me through the hardest time in my life, I strongly recommend her and I am thankful for Better Help.
Written on Mar 03, 2021 after therapy with Celia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse